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Law Journals

Foreign-trained LL.M. students may apply for special staff positions on several of the student-edited law journals hosted by Fordham Law School, as follows:

Application information will be distributed to students during Orientation.  Students must apply during their first semester of study to be eligible.  Please note: LL.M. students may hold journal positions, but will not receive course credit for their participation.

Student Organizations

LL.M. students are welcome to participate in Fordham Law School's myriad student-run organizations, including the following:
  • Student Bar Association.  The Student Bar Association (SBA) organizes extracurricular activities, oversees and funds student groups, communicates student opinion on academic and other matters to the faculty and administration, selects the student members of and liaisons to faculty committees, and organizes events throughout the year. Each year, one or two LL.M. Senators are elected by the LL.M. class to represent it in the SBA. 
  • Global Law Society.  The Global Law Society (GLS) aims to bring a greater international focus to the Fordham Law community and to help integrate the LL.M. and J.D. student bodies. The GLS Board is composed of four positions, each jointly held by one LL.M. and one J.D. student. 
  • PIRC Student Groups.  A number of student groups are housed in the Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC).  These groups are involved in a broad range of advocacy, assistance, and education directly addressing issues such as criminal justice, domestic violence, the environment, homelessness and housing, human rights, and immigration. The PIRC Student Group Fair is held in the beginning of each fall semester in order to introduce students to these groups and the work they do.
  • Other Student Organizations.  These organizations include affinity groups and groups organized around common interests. Information about events and meetings is generally posted on bulletin boards around the school or distributed to students via email or enewsletter. 

Legal Language Classes

A number of LL.M. students teach non-credit classes in the legal language of their native countries to interested students.  The classes begin at the start of the semester and end before the beginning of final examinations.  Their goal is to provide students with some skill in communicating legal terms and concepts to clients in the language being taught. The classes are taught at three levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  The specific languages offered depends on student interest.  LL.M. student instructors are given modest payment for their participation.  LL.M. students who are interested in teaching one of these non-credit courses may contact and/or send their resume or CV to the Office of Student Affairs in Room 06, Garden Level.